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Yacht Racing Forum 2019

Bilbao is a flamboyant city in northern Spain, with a growing passion for the sport of sailing © Yacht Racing Forum

The 12th edition of the Yacht Racing Forum (November 25-26) promises to be exciting. It will bring together some of the most prominent players in the nautical world, and will offer a unique commercial platform to companies active in competitive sailing. Members of the yacht racing community and sailing industry from all over the world will meet in six months’ ...

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Alive Takes Spinnaker Cup Line Honors

Ray Paul's beautiful Swan 53-2 Blue was the winner for Class E, taking a straighter line across Monterey Bay to pass Michael Clarke's J/120 Shenanigans who had led the fleet down the coast most of the way.

40 boats in 7 classes took part in the 2019 Spinnaker Cup race from San Francisco Bay to Monterey. Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club has been hosting the Spinnaker Cup on the finish end for decades, and partnered with Encinal Yacht Club in 2019 as the starting host club. The fleet made its way from all over the bay area to ...

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Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week

Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week - Day 4 - photo © Martinez Studio / 52 Super Series

From a long day that finally yielded just one race, Quantum Racing emerged with an increased lead at the top of the leaderboard of the Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week. The 2018 defending circuit champions, who won the 2016 TP52 World Championship title on these same Balearic waters, profited on the second upwind to pass early leaders, Harm Müller-Spreer’s ...

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GC32 Villasimius Cup

Argentina's Codigo Rojo Racing had an outstanding opening day at the GC32 Villasimius Cup - photo © Sailing Energy / GC32 Racing Tour

The opening day of the GC32 Villasimius Cup, the first event on the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour saw a stiff southwesterly buffeting the ten GC32 catamarans while moored in the Marina di Villasimus as their crews prepared for the season’s first encounter. Unfortunately once out on the water and preparing for the 1300 CET start the wind went through a ...

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Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week

Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week - Day 5 ©Max Ranchi / www.maxranchi.com

After a thrillingly close finish, Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon crew clinched the first regatta title of the 2019 52 Super Series season, winning the Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week by one single point this afternoon. Second placed Provezza, who led into the last race, missed out on the overall win by just four seconds. Platoon finished strongly, super consistent tactician ...

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Superyacht Challenge Antigua 2020

2019 Superyacht Challenge Antigua - photo © Claire Matches / www.clairematches.com

A record entry for the 10th birthday party of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua is expected with 15 superyachts expressing their interest, including five J Class yachts. In excess of 400 hundred sailors, from all over the world, will be racing on the stunning sailing grounds of the south coast of Antigua, and enjoying laid back parties in the UNESCO World ...

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Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week

52 SUPER SERIES Menorca day 3 - photo © Max Ranchi / www.maxranchi.com

On an uncompromising, very much one-sided race course off Mahón, Quantum Racing proved the top scoring boat at the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week to take the overall lead at the first circuit regatta of 2019 by one single point. After missing Day 2’s scheduled races due to the lack of breeze, the third day was a gift with ...

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GC32 Racing Tour 2019

Team Oman Air has recruited a new helm in Adam Minoprio, one of the most successful GC32 skippers - 2019 GC32 Racing Tour - Villasimius Cup - photo © Jesus Renedo / Sailing Energy

The 2019 GC32 Racing Tour sets sail on the 23rd with ten of the one design flying catamarans completing in Sardinia at the GC32 Villasimius Cup. Villasimius and nearby Capo Carbonara – the southeasternmost tip of Sardinia are a jewel of a venue thanks to their mountainous backdrop and white sandy beaches, plus the azure waters and exotic marine life ...

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MACIF Trimaran back at sea

François Gabart - MACIF Trimaran © Alexis Courcoux / Macif

Just a few days after the MACIF trimaran left the cargo ship that brought it back from Pointe-à-Pitre, in mid-January, it was sent to the yard for a refit, where it has spent nearly four months in the expert hands of the MACIF technical team. The goal was to improve the reliability of the systems that failed in the Route ...

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Samui Regatta

High calibre racing is expected with crews from around Asia competing at the 18th Samui Regatta © Infinity Communications

Asia’s favourite “Tropical Island Regatta” is set to return to Samui Island’s shores from 25 May to 1 June on Chaweng Beach and this year will be at a new venue, Synergy Samui Resort. Known for its high calibre of racing and tropical-chic parties, Samui Regatta is popular with sailors from around Austral-Asia and organisers expect to welcome competitors of ...

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